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3 ETFs & Stocks to Buy Post June Retail Sales

After witnessing decent growth in January, a decline in February, moderation in March, lukewarm improvement in April, and a 0.1% decline in May, U.S. retail sales again dropped 0.2% sequentially in June. This is shy of 0.1% advancement expected by the market (read: Q1 Earnings Fail to Revitalize Retail ETFs ).

Barring automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, retail sales dropped 0.1% after remaining unchanged in May, as per tradingeconomics. Retail sales saw an increase of 2.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Six out of 13 major retail categories have underperformed lately. Miscellaneous store retailers, gasoline stations, food services and drinking places, sporting goods and hobby, stores, food and beverages stores and clothing stores are some of the areas that were hit hard in the month. Retail ETF SPDRÂ S&P Retail ETF XRT lost about 0.1% on July 14, 2017 (read: Retail ETFs Tumble on Macy's Profit Warning ).

However, we would like to note that there are several corners that can still be of investors' interest. After all, in May, seven out of 13 key categories registered expansion in retail sales.

Below we...